Takeoff (Seth Walker #1) by Joseph Reid

Takeoff (Seth Walker #1)

High-octane action, celebrity glamour, and endless possibilities for danger meet in this fast-paced debut for fans of John Sandford and Lee Child.Still reeling from a devastating personal tragedy, air marshal turned investigator Seth Walker embarks on his first case. All he has to do is accompany female pop star Max Magic to Los Angeles and deliver her to the FBI. But when their routine flight ends in a hail of gunfire at LAX, Walker has no choic...

Details Takeoff (Seth Walker #1)

TitleTakeoff (Seth Walker #1)
Release DateJul 1st, 2018
PublisherBrilliance Audio
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Action

Reviews Takeoff (Seth Walker #1)

  • Dee Arr
    “Takeoff” is a thriller filled with mixed elements that don’t always gel. I have no doubt that many people will like this book. Author Joseph Reid fills it with plenty of action, a sure way to keep readers turning the pages (myself included). However, action alone will not carry a book. Characterization is a major factor for other readers. The book is told in first person, so we are permitted to peek inside Seth Walker’s mind. I say peek,...
  • Tony Giannattasio
    Interesti ng first novel in a series.A good first novel. The characters were well developed. The story was very good with twists and turns in the plot. I subtracted a star as he would at times just write and write and write. Sometimea leas is more. In this novel there were definite times when less would have made a more interesring book.
  • William Browne
    I agree with Mark that it seems simple to say “I liked this book.” But…I agree. I particularly appreciated the concept of not using profanity for its own sake. Yes, the action is over the top (it’s a book), as is the main character’s near flawless marksmanship, but then all our action heroes are superhuman now and then. So, if you’ve read it, in which book will Mr. Reid finally reveal the back story? Probably eke out a small bit at a ...
  • Roberta Ideus
    Pretty badThe first sentence was good. After that I struggled through all of six pages before I called it quits. OMG. Admittedly, I’m prejudiced against first person novels; they usually suck but this was awful. Like the draft of a first novel that should have been just for practice then thrown away type awful.
  • Jamie
    Not bad Read as an Amazon First book... Released to prime members before the public.I enjoyed parts of this book. I liked how the action moved logically, taking inventory of injuries after the adrenaline is wearing odd and not during a fight. The lead character is an authority figure, who manages to get confessions or admissions out of several characters. I appreciated that none of the confessions were taken at face value. This made the events se...
  • Jim Schneider
    And so another hero lives...Well written, good enough story to keep me engaged and an ending that didn't appear as though the author got bored and had mentally moved on to his next story by mailing it in. But, as what happens with every comic book hero and pap novel good guy there's a bit too much of the ridiculous or maybe just astonishing good fortune that he lives to eventually prevail in the end. Thus it tied up neatly and our hero, just like...
  • Tere Fredericks
    Absolute Non-stop Action This is a Prime First for June 2018.Starts off with a bang. Several. More than several. I am already intrigued.So far (I write reviews as I read) there has literally been nonstop action. Lots of good information about speakers and how the ear works.The action never stopped. If possible, it got more intense, especially with a young girl involved.I wish I had the words to express how this book affected me. I was on a cozy w...
  • Gregory Moss
    Brava Mr Reid!! Excellent first work - John Nance will have to move sideways so you can join him on the pedestal...I am an aviation thriller fan, and was first attracted by the cover, followed by the Amazon synopsis. I could not put my Amazon Fire down, and even had to run home to get my charger to finish it.Seth was a very believable protagonist, although it seemed out of character when he used the thumb drive to entrap Drew. Strange for an othe...
  • Shannon
    This book was enough to keep me interested, but I felt it was a little too "dramatic" especially the emotional musings of the main character. He was hard to relate to, and I feel like he could have been a little more developed, most of his characterizations seemed superficial. Some times I felt like it was a bit verbose in descriptiveness, and would skip over those parts. Overall a good read.My favorite part was the dog-fight between the Cessna a...
  • Anita
    Amazing from beginning to end. I read it in 3 days between household chores,running errands, and taking care of my 4 Doxies.I loved the airport scenes and the scenes in each of the individual airplanes. I actually thought all along that the perpetrator was the person who was finally revealed at the end of the book. He just seemed to be too much of an a..hole, and more than a bit of a control freak, and something never rang quite true with the way...
  • Mike Conner
    The book was easy to read. There was plenty of action and the main characters were fairly interesting. However, there were several times when the plot just made no sense. For example, the bad guys could afford a huge rural retreat with a miles of stone wall around it, multiple helicopters that get destroyed and yet they were worried about the income from 1 pediatrician over prescribing meds. The book was good enough to read the next in the series...
  • Reynolds Darke
    Seth Walker is a federal air marshal on special assignment escorting 16 year old pop-star Max Magic from New York to LA. Her father contacted the FBI about death threats. Things go badly, of course.This is an easy, enjoyable read with lots of running around LA, shoot-outs, and general mayhem you would expect in an action novel. Its special feature is the many glimpses of the inner workings of airports and airport security. I liked it, but not so ...
  • Kay
    This book qualifies for "the plot thickens" award--for the plot does thicken every few pages. 16-year-old "idol" singer gets enmeshed in grown-ups' greedy drama and the Air Marshal flies to the rescue. Scary look at South American drug cartels, the Mayan language, and how kids get caught up in drug cycles. Wish Max Magic had a little more of a memorable personality, but Seth Walker has enough to keep the reader's interest high.
  • Patricia
    An action book with an admirable heroIf you’re looking for an action story with truly good guys and an intriguing story line, this is for you! Seth Walker is an Air Marshal who is starting a new line of protection detail. He starts off escorting a young rock star across country, encounters an ambush and the story takes off from there. I’m looking forward to more Seth Walker stories.
  • Misha Marcel
    It’s quite good for a debut. A bit too descriptive. And I don’t mind descriptive – I just prefer the type of writing where few words make me see and feel what’s happening, enter completely into the story. What I’ve got here were several sentences or even paragraphs that left me wondering and eventually not grasping the intended image. But I enjoyed the book, it would make a perfect read on a flight, and I will keep an eye out for the se...
  • Cherye Elliott
    I enjoyed the book. The characters were interesting but a tad confusing. Why would Seth leave a job he loved, excelled in and made a lot of money for a Federal job that was dangerous? I guess we will find out more of the back story as the other books are published. I think that promoting the book as celebrity glamour was stretching it a bit, but it will bring in a different genre of reader. Looking forward to reading the next book.
  • Kenneth Gomberg
    Fantastic. And I don't use that word oftenThis is a debut novel? Hard to believe. Great plot, dynamic believable characters, and non stop suspense along the way. I finished this book in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. I look forward to more Seth Walker novels. Make them soon. And Max is a great character worth more adventures ahead. Bring her back.
  • Rebecca Bailey
    Simply fun fast reading! Fast paced chaotic mix of a teen idol with an attitude and big problems and an FYI undercover agent assigned to keep her safe! Mayhem ensues. Underneath is a dark current of secrets, lies, and trauma. I really enjoyed the never ending desire to keep up.
  • Dendelk
    A good thriller . Keeps you interested. Some twists and turns .i would have liked to see the rerrorist group more developed not sure of their intentions especially with the main character . A quick read .entertaining .
  • David Hodgetts
    Really?Interesting technical details about several things, but the line " We sprinted at least ten more blocks before stopping for breath. " narrated by a character who thinks he's been shot in the leg, stretched already strained credibility too far.
  • Tori B. Wucher
    Fast Paced and funThis was an easy read. I couldn’t put it down. I’m a slow reader, but the pages seemed to whiz by. I really liked Seth Walker and am looking forward to more of his “assignments”.
  • David R. Scott III
    Pretty goodSuspenseful. Characters are ok. Somewhat surprising. Plot and choices range from unlikely to rip snortingly unlikely. Somehow the bad guys are all conquered by one man and a gun.
  • Mark
    I liked this bookSeems so simple, right. “I liked this book.” A simple, simple thing to say - but I find myself saying it less and less these days. Read this one yourself. I think you’ll agree.
  • Diane Burke
    Good readVery suspenseful and action packed. Good for a first effort. Lost my interest a bit in the middle seemed repetitive. But I enjoyed the book and will buy his next one as I am sure he will improve with experience and he is already good.
  • Alex Cunningham
    Great first novel, hints of brillianceWalker has great pacing skills as well as hints of Sanford and perhaps a bit of early McDonald. Difficult to let go of when you have started. Looking forward to the next in the series.
  • Carol Feller
    Good use of characterizationGood characterization. Language within acceptable boundaries. Entertaining. Maybe a bit beyond plausibility, but hey, I was looking for fiction and it held my interest. I would recommend it.
  • Thomas Bailey
    Fast paced and well-plotted.I read this novel one sitting. I had to find out what came next. Seth is not invincible, and that is appealing.
  • Cindy Ballard
    IntriguingA great story, entertaining and kept me guessing. Only thing, I wish there was some way the victimization wasn't part of it. Too much of that in real life.
  • Thomas Blackburn
    Hard to put downSomewhere between Jack Reacher & Mitch Rapp, Seth is very believable as are the other characters. Leaves you wanting more!
  • Sam
    Suspenseful, good character development, plenty of violence and adult themes, but not too graphic. Flowed well, no grammar hitches or misused words. Well done! Can't wait for book 2!